A 30-year-old Parker County man was arrested on Friday for alleged abuse and neglect of two short-haired German pointers, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office said.
Ruben James Wilson, 30, has been charged with cruelty to animals other than cattle for failing to provide necessary food, water, care and shelter after two welfare checks found the dogs had inadequate conditions.
In June, animal control officers responded to a welfare check at Wilson’s home in Springtown, authorities said. After finding “unsuitable conditions,” animal control officers asked Wilson to provide adequate shelter, food, water and to treat the dogs for the worms and issued Wilson a warning.
Then, in a follow-up welfare check on July 4, officers returned and found the dogs, who “appeared to be malnourished”, again had no food or water, authorities said. .
Investigators obtained a warrant and arrested Wilson last Friday.
The two dogs were seized and treated for malnutrition. A male dog was also treated for parasites, the sheriff’s office said.
“We are pleased that both dogs are responding to medical treatment and appear to be on the road to a full recovery,” Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said.
Wilson was released on $ 2,500 bail last Saturday, authorities said, and his case is being processed by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.